Since there was no class this past weekend due to the holiday, I thought we'd continue our Pro Tennis series because there was plenty of Wimbledon this weekend. Click to learn more about Wimbledon's Men's winner, Novak Djokovic who was featured in our tennis pro series last year. This post is dedicated to the Wimbledon women's winner, Petra Kvitova (Czech).

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This is Petra's second Wimbledon win, she won previously in 2011 by beating Maria Sharapova (6-3, 6-4). This year, she defeated Bouchard (6-3, 6-0) to win the title. In 2012, she reached the semifinals of the Australian Open and the French Open. Her highest career-ranking was world no. 2 in 2011. Her current ranking is 4th in the world. Kvitova went pro in 2006.

Fun facts: Kvitova is left-handed. She hits with a double-handed backhand. She also plays basketball and volleyball.

For more information on Kvitova, check out her website or her Wikipedia page.